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Celia Huber

Celia Huber, a Senior Partner in McKinsey’s Silicon Valley office, focuses on advising organizations on strategies to help them thrive within the context of global industrial and regulatory change. Over the course of more than 25 years, her client service has spanned healthcare, insurance, benefits, and other financial institutions—including for-profit, not-for-profit, and public-sector organizations.

Celia’s focus is leading major strategy-development initiatives, including creating growth strategies in the consumer and B2B/group markets, designing international market-entry strategies, improving financial performance of struggling business units, redefining product distribution channels, and understanding deeper consumer insights to drive new-product penetration.

Her recent work has focused on counseling senior executives on due diligence for new capabilities and technologies, merger management, and the creation of innovative partnerships. She also leads McKinsey’s West Coast Healthcare CEO roundtable, convening 25 CEOs quarterly to discuss industry issues.

In conjunction with her client work, Celia is passionate about driving gender parity in the workforce. She conducts research, is a frequent speaker, and has created developmental training programs on the topic. Celia is an active board member of CURE (Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy) and part of its governance subcommittee.

Celia received her MBA from Stanford University and BBA in finance from the University of Texas-Austin. Recent articles of Celia’s include “How to accelerate gender diversity on boards” (McKinsey Quarterly, January 2017) and “Women in healthcare: Of leaky pipes and sluggish middles” (Disruptive Women in Healthcare, February 2016).